Finance Investment and Risk Committee

  • Chair – Christopher Edwards
  • Peter Fekete
  • Alan Lahiff
  • Andrew Matthews
  • Chris Nunn

Mr Christopher Edwards
FCA, CPA, BSc Econ (Hons), GAICD
Vice-President, Non-executive Director and Chair of Audit, Finance, Investment & Risk Committee

Christopher Edwards

Mr Chris Edwards is a senior finance executive with both Australian and international experience in CFO roles mostly in the financial services sector with companies including HSBC, Prudential Insurance and Colonial First State. He has also worked in the IT industry and at QANTAS.

In addition to financial responsibilities, Mr Edward’s roles have included responsibility for strategic and business planning, risk, internal audit/compliance, property management, investment management, customer service, and IT.

Mr Edwards has focussed on supporting the strategic and commercial operations of organisations by improving transparency of performance, ensuring that business decisions are based on sound analysis, prioritising scarce resources and by identifying risks together with minimising, monitoring and controlling their potential impact.

Mr Edwards holds a BSc(Econ) with Hons from the London School of Economics and trained as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in London, migrating to Sydney on qualifying. Mr Edwards is a member of CPA Australia and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Directors.

Mr Peter Fekete BBus, FCA

Peter Fekete is a member of the Audit, Finance, Investment & Risk Committee of the Stroke Foundation. Peter was a Partner in the firm of PriceWaterhouseCoopers from 1984 until his retirement in 2009, specialising in audit and corporate advisory services to a wide range of national and international listed entities.

Peter served as Honorary Treasurer of the Victoria Racing Club for eight years and is a current Board member of that club. Peter also currently serves as Chairman or Board member for a number of non-listed entities in the media and hospitality industries.

Alan Lahiff

Alan Lahiff

Alan Lahiff is a member of the Audit, Finance, Investment and Risk Committee of the Stroke Foundation. 

Alan is a senior consultant at PwC and has been with PwC for 7 and a half years, doing mainly external and internal audits specialising in the information technology general controls (ITGCs) audits. 

Alan went to the University of Melbourne and graduated with a commerce degree majoring in accounting and management. He then went on to do a graduate diploma of chartered accounting (CA). He is currently about to study a certified information systems auditor (CISA). 

Alan suffered a stroke in March 2015 and has since recovered much of his right leg and part of his right arm. He attends a fortnightly stroke chat with the people from the Young Stroke Survivors Group (YSSG). 

In his spare time he likes to cook and bake, follow the NFL (American gridiron), and follow the political news. 

Mr Andrew Matthews
Non-executive Director representing interests of Consumers and Chair of the Endowment Fund Management Committee

Andrew Matthews

Mr. Andrew Matthews is a Principal and Actuary at Finity Consulting, and an Associate Professor at Monash Business School. He has more than 25 years’ experience in financial services in roles including: as Chief Actuary at Medibank Private, a Partner at Ernst & Young, in a range of leadership roles in actuarial practice across the insurance industry.

Mr Matthews is a stroke survivor after experiencing a stroke in 2016 and benefitting from the support of the Stroke Foundation.

Mr Matthews holds a BCom from the University of Melbourne, a Master of Science (Organizational Development) from Pepperdine University in California, and Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries Australia. Mr Matthews is also a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Mr Chris Nunn
BSc(Econ) Hons, CA, GAICD
Non-executive Director

Chris Nunn

Mr Chris Nunn recently retired as Chief Financial Officer at Redbubble Limited, an ASX listed online marketplace but he remains a non-executive director of fund manager, Impact Funds Management Pty Ltd. Chris has held a number of senior finance executive roles for more than 25 years in mostly ASX-listed organisations in investment banking, equities and property funds management, transport and online marketplace businesses.

In addition to the financial responsibilities, Mr Nunn has also held responsibility for risk management, compliance, internal/external audit, client administration, IT and human resources. He also holds a qualification in investment advice with a Graduate Diploma in Investment Management through FinSIA. Mr Nunn has particularly strong hands-on experience in the areas of finance, risk, audit, governance and investment, mainly in the corporate environment.

Mr Nunn holds a BSc (Econ) with Hons from Loughborough University, UK and trained as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC), migrating to Melbourne in 1986. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.